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“Mourning becomes the law” – Judith Butler from Paris

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“Mourning becomes the law” – Judith Butler from Paris

I am in Paris and passed near the scene of killing on Boulevard Beaumarchais on Friday evening. I had dinner ten minutes from another target. Everyone I know is safe, but many people I do not know are dead or traumatized or in mourning. It is shocking and terrible. Today the streets were populated in [...]

November 16, 2015 Author: Judith Butler

Interview with Tarik Ali: France Tries To Mask Its Islamophobia Behind Secular Values

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Interview with Tarik Ali: France Tries To Mask Its Islamophobia Behind Secular Values

Pakistan-born British commentator Tariq Ali seldom minces words. As a political activist, journalist, writer and film-maker, he has cou­rted controversy and ruffled many feathers. But over the years he has also built up a huge base of followers and admirers much beyond London, where he stays. The firebrand leader of the 1960s campus movement, now [...]

January 26, 2015 Author: Pranay Sharma

Fascism returns to Europe: Thoughts on the features of an international antifascist movement

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Fascism returns to Europe: Thoughts on the features of an international antifascist movement

The anti-fascism of the 21st century will either be proletarian or will never be. [...]

December 8, 2014 Author: Dimitris Kousouris

An unexpected borderzone: the come-back of the Franco-Italian border

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An unexpected borderzone: the come-back of the Franco-Italian border

But which border? Accident or suicide, this tragic event brought to the forefront the Franco-Italian conflict of 2011 over control of the invisible border of Ventimiglia. [...]

November 11, 2014 Author: Anna Papoutsi

The French are right: tear up public debt – most of it is illegitimate anyway

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The French are right: tear up public debt – most of it is illegitimate anyway

Debt audits show that austerity is politically motivated to favour social elites. Is a new working-class internationalism in the air? [...]

June 9, 2014 Author: Razmig Keucheyan

France: For the abolition of every prison and the logic of incarceration

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France: For the abolition of every prison and the logic of incarceration

The philosophers Michel Onfray and Tony Ferri, the MP Noël Mamère, the ex-president of the International Prison Observatory Gabriel Mouesca, the lawyers Lucie Davy and Yannis Lantheaume and the ex-prisoner Philippe El Shennawy sign this manifesto and demand this archaic system that allows “the imprisonment of human by human to be thrown in the deepest [...]

June 4, 2014 Author: *

Migrants and supporters march across Europe demanding asylum policy reforms

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Migrants and supporters march across Europe demanding asylum policy reforms

Starting this week, migrants to Europe as well as European citizens who support their right to freedom of movement are making an epic march across Europe to protest the continent's immigration policy – heightening solidarity at a time when anti-immigrant rhetoric dominates the campaigns of many parties seeking votes in this week’s European Parliamentary elections. [...]

May 21, 2014 Author: Ruby Russell

Unprecedented populism

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Unprecedented populism

The most affected, the migrants, barely react to the hysteria for the arrival of foreigners [...]

February 10, 2014 Author: Jordi Vaquer

“Let’s Not Live Like Slaves” screenings in Bordeaux (12-13 December 2013)

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“Let’s Not Live Like Slaves” screenings in Bordeaux (12-13 December 2013)

"Ne vivons plus comme des esclaves" (Let's not live like slaves) is a documentary about life in in the crisis Athens and other Greek cities. It underlines a particular aspect of Greek life, that is how normal people (doctors, students, worker, merchant etc) react in a collective to these imposed conditions and how they try [...]

December 13, 2013 Author: Eleonora Lugarà

PARIS: An evening dedicated to the fight against the gold mines of Chalkidiki

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PARIS: An evening dedicated to the fight against the gold mines of Chalkidiki

On Friday the 22nd of November, the autonomous social centre Dilengo, organises an evening of support to the fight against the gold mines in Chalkidiki. [...]

November 22, 2013 Author: x-pressed